- Ointment Altabactin contains two antibiotics - bacitracin and neomycin, which have antibacterial activity. Ointment is recommended for topical treatment of cutaneous lesions caused by various bacteria.
Bacitracin and neomycin, Altabactin ointment Composition:
1g of ointment contains 250 IU of bacitracin (Bacitracinum) in the form of zinc bacitracin and 5mg of neomycin (Neomycinum) in the form of neomycin sulphate and auxiliary substances with known effect: lanolin, liquid paraffin.
Bacitracin and neomycin, Altabactin ointment Action:
Ointment Altabactin contains up to two active substances from the group of antibiotics - bacitracin and neomycin. They act antibacterially and complement each other because they have different mechanisms of action. Neomycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic that blocks the synthesis of bacterial proteins. Bacitracin is in turn a polypeptide antibiotic that damages bacterial cell walls. The combination of both antibiotic substances makes the ointment has a wide spectrum of activity and significantly reduces the likelihood of resistant strains. Importantly, both bacitracin and neomycin are not absorbed from the skin surface into the bloodstream, but neomycin used for prolonged or damaged skin may produce systemic effects.
Altabactin is intended for topical treatment of bacterial infections in small areas of the skin.
Keep the product out of reach of children at room temperature. Do not use in combination with other aminoglycoside antibiotics.
Do not use in the case of hypersensitivity to any component of ointments, other aminoglycoside antibiotics and in children under 12 years of age. Do not use in patients with severe cardiac or renal impairment and in patients with hearing loss. Do not apply to the external ear canal in case of perforation of the eardrum. Do not use on large areas of the skin, mucous membranes, heavily damaged skin, stab wounds, oozing changes and severe burns.
Adverse reactions: The
product may cause nephrotoxicity and ototoxicity as well as phototoxic and allergic reactions.
Apply 2-3 times a day, spreading a thin layer of ointment on the affected area of the skin. Do not use for more than 7 days. Do not use more than 1g of neomycin per day, which corresponds to 200g of Altabactin ointment.